Linear Alkyl Benzene (LAB)

Linear alkyl benzene (LAB), also known as detergent alkylate. It is a basic petrochemical intermediate derived by alkylation of benzene starting from n-paraffins feedstock, is used to produce LAS (Linear Alkylbenzene Sulphonate) which is used almost exclusively as a surfactant in detergents and cleaning products.

Appearance Clear
Density at 60 Fْ kg/L 0.8580 – 0.8605 A
Paraffins wt % 0.5
phenyl C9 1.0 max
phenyl C10 14-13
phenyl C11 30-45
phenyl C12 25-45
phenyl C13 10-30
>/=phenyl C14 1.0 max
Linear alkylbenzene 92 Min
Alkylbenzene + DAT + diphenylalkane 8.0% max
AV. Mol. Wt 240+/- 2
2 – phenyl wt % 20 Max
Colour Saybolt +29 Min
Br. Indx mg / 100g 15 Max
Doctor Test Negative
Benzene Sulfonate 90 Min

Laundry Detergent
Light-duty dishwashing liquids
Chemical Intermediate
Leather making industry
Household cleaners

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